Every business should dive deeper into each horizon of technology in order to create a workforce that is more of everything; productivity, efficiency, innovation.
Every business should dive deeper into each horizon of technology in order to create a workforce that is more of everything; productivity, efficiency, innovation. As office buildings and workspaces have long been the subject of criticism. The office layouts, the traditional cubicles and the stereotypical designs haven’t always provided the most favourable working environment. The modern time has surely made it possible for things to change for working spaces as well.
David Klein, Director of Marketing for The timesheet management software ClickTime, defines productivity as “The strategic alignment of vision, focus, and technology.” Identifying technology solutions that unlock these attributes and enable true productivity, all while staying under budget, is a goal of all businesses.
Rightly crafted by Forbes, “You need to have tomorrow’s technology today to ensure your office space stays with the times and doesn’t become dated in its practices”. The elements of technology that every office should imply in their offices are hereby stated by members of Forbes Technology Council:
1: Reliable Conference Lines- It’s a critical piece of technology that connects both remote workers and team members at all locations. - Daniel Brackett, Extreme Reach.
2: Diverse Communication Tools- In a way to make it quicker to share ideas amongst workers at different locations, offices should have multiple communication tools, be it a physical keyboard, a digital screen or a video conferencing screen.
3: Cloud-Based Platforms- Every office should use cloud-based platforms to protect data and make it accessible to those authorised and needed to have it.
4: Sit/ Stand Desks And IoTs- To promote employee wellness and productivity, every office should be using Live OS, an IoT system that connects sit/ stand desks. It allows users to control the desk height and set activity goals - somewhat like a fit-bit for the employee’s desk.
5: Robust Private Office Network- Planning for the technological development of any office, it should include the creation of a robust, fibre-based, private office network.
6: Multi-Factor Security- Every modern-day office needs to be armed with multi-factor security. A badge and a password are no longer secure enough tools to keep companies protected.
7: Cybersecurity- No matter what changes in the technological playing field, there will always be a need for robust, effective cybersecurity.
8: Voice recognition- As the pace of our speech is relatively faster than any of our typing speed, voice recognition is highly recommended to be enthusiastically adapted to enhance productivity.